"Hang On To Your IQ" as written by Brian Molko, Stefan Olsdal and Robert Schultzberg....
Chinese masseuse, comes between us
Talks in haiku's, plastic Venus.
Got a head rush, in her pocket
Two rubbers two lubes, and a silver rocket

[Chorus]
Hang on, hang on
To your IQ, to your id
Hang on, hang on
To your IQ, to your id

I'm lonely

Every morning, my eyes will open wide
I gotta get high, before I go outside.
Roll another, for breakfast
Burning clouds around, and in my solar plexus.

[Chorus]

I'm lonely

Legs eleven, makes me stay up late
Two fat ladies on my back, and now it's 88.
I'm a fool, whose tool is small
It's so minuscule, it's no tool at all.

Hang on, hang on
To your IQ, to your id
Hang on, hang on
I'm lonely

Oh.


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"Hang on to Your IQ" as written by Stefan Olsdal Brian Molko

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  • +3
    General CommentBrian Molko initially intended this song to be about drugs.. Placebo promote self-esteem and being proud of yourself, this song is basically saying hang onto your IQ: your intelligence; to your ID: whatever that differentiates you from everyone else. It is said that in this world intelligence is of most worth.. Brian obviously values knowledge, and in an interview he says "nothing excites me anymore". Direct quote from an interview: "The state of abandoning yourself to something implies loss of identity. It’s about trying to see your way through whatever’s stopping you from operating in relation to others".
    nirvana_is_foreveron July 07, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentSilver rocket...um...how shall I explain this... a usually vibrating artificial phallus used for sexual pleasure?
    brieon June 13, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General CommentAbout the song:

    "Elsewhere, on the deceptively sublime "Hang On To Your IQ'" Molko sings: "I'm a fool whose tool is small / it's so minuscule it's no tool at all", which is a candid confession for any man, nevermind a blossoming rock star.
    "Well," he explains, "my lyrics reveal the truth about how I feel, and experiences I've had. I don't see why I should be shy and coy and hide behind macho rock posturing. That's not what I'm about."
    Molkson April 25, 2009   Link
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    General Commentby adreena on 06-05-2004 @ 01:18:16 AM
    through everything you go through, remember who you are and what you represent.
    that's exactly what I think about it. :) but then, you can't deny there ARE drugs refferences in the middle of all that. to me it's a bob dylan-ish kind of thing.. with many characters and each one has a different issues, and the chorus sums all that up.
    jubarbosaon August 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHang on, hang on
    to your IQ, to your ID
    hang on, hang on
    to your IQ, to your ID

    I'm lonely

    Every morning, my eyes will open wide
    I gotta get high, before I go outside.
    Roll another, for breakfast
    burning clouds around, and in my solar plexus


    i know some people dont get this drug reference, but the hang on to your IQ to your ID, it is more about how you get taken away by the drugs, you dont get "rendered stupid" by the drugs if you use them in an enhancing way which is how you think it is being used you know party drug, then it progresses and turns into somehting more serious and messes with everything you valued but anyways yes, sometimes it is such a relief to get a diferent view on your thinking a break from the normal aspect to take an experience that wouldnt normaly come out in your mind it is like exploring outspace, you know you are exploring in your mind places you havent seen sometimes when you are on drugs and it really changes your perspective it helps you learn things in a way but after a while that feeling changes you and it becomes you and you need it more and more and you wake up and realize one day, you know shit, where the hell did i go, what happened to me, all the friends you had vefore arent really so close to you, you dont feel the same way about the things that used to move you, you sort of isolate yourself so that the drugs are your buddy and once you get that lonley you know drugs alcohol sex, they are fillers they are highs in life they are adrenaline you know get your thrills sort of thing

    i love this song, i am not going to lie, i am going through a really hard time with drugs and alcohol right now, and if it helps tie things together with the song to i also got around.. alot, with a lot of different people, when i was fucked

    and i feel so much listening to this song

    seriously stear clear, it makes people twist a little bit in the mind it hurts a LOTT

    keep your IQ keep your ID

    sunburst500on November 25, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell, this song is obviously about sex. Too much sex, too be exact. Hang on to your IQ would refer to not letting one's "naughty bits" lead one's brain instead of the other way around.
    brieon August 25, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWhat is a silver rocket?
    Charlotte-Molkoon September 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe pixies had a song.. "Hang on to your Ego"..don't know if that helps.
    KILBYon March 06, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI always thought this was about drugs. The first two verse bit and then the rest of the song. When he starts singing "Legs eleven..." I thought from then on it referred to all the shit he's gotten into since he started using. "Hang on to your IQ, to your ID" is almost like a warning to not get involved in this world and if you do to keep your ID because the author himself has lost it and now is pretty much numb to many things.
    boomerstyleon May 27, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthrough everything you go through, remember who you are and what you represent.
    adreenaon June 04, 2004   Link

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